HP iPAQ 210 Soft reset

HP iPAQ 210 Hard reset
(2) Reset Button
Press to reset your HP iPAQ.

Perform a soft reset

1. Locate the recessed Reset button on the HP iPAQ.
2. Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset

A soft reset stops all running applications, but does not erase any programs or saved data

NOTE: Be sure to close all running applications before performing a soft reset.

HP iPAQ 210 Hard reset

HP iPAQ Setup Assistant

Use HP iPAQ Setup Assistant to simplify configuring settings on your HP iPAQ.
HP iPAQ Setup Assistant lets you save the settings on your computer. This can help you restore configuration settings on your HP iPAQ at any time. HP iPAQ Setup Assistant also allows you to perform a factory reset on your HP iPAQ and view detailed product information.

You can reinstall applications on your HP iPAQ after the hard or clean reset is complete by using ActiveSync or WMDC on your computer.

HP iPAQ 210 Performing a Factory Reset

A factory reset clears all user-installed settings, programs, and data, and restores your HP iPAQ 200 Series Enterprise Handheld to factory settings.

Save all the important programs and files in the iPAQ File Store folder before you factory reset the device. Before saving files to the iPAQ File Store folder, it is a good idea to determine how much memory is available in the folder.

Step one: Checking memory availability in iPAQ File Store folder

Follow these steps to view the memory available in iPAQ File Store folder.

Tap Start on your device.
Then tap Settings > System > Memory > Storage Card .
Select iPAQ File Store from the list.

Step two: Saving files and programs in iPAQ File Store folder
Follow these steps to save files to iPAQ File Store folder:

Copy all the files to be saved to the iPAQ File Store folder.
Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer > My HP iPAQ > iPAQ File Store .
Tap Edit > Paste .

CAUTION:     iPAQ File Store might contain a special folder called hp to store system files. Do not save new files or modify existing files in this hp folder.

Step three: Performing factory reset

Follow these steps to perform a factory reset of the device.Press and hold the Record , Windows , OK , and Reset buttons at the same time.
Figure 1: Buttons used to perform factory reset


1 - Record
2 - Windows
3 - OK
4 - Reset
Hold all the buttons for 2 seconds.
Release the Reset button while continuing to hold the Record , Windows , and OK buttons.
A Clean Boot message is displayed, indicating successful restoration of factory settings on your device.

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.